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control debate heats up, price -- vice- president joe biden said to meet with nra leaders today. this is just one of many groups the vice president is meeting with as he heads to the task force to deliver a gun control recommendations for the white house. the nra has made its position clear, no new gun laws. joe biden says no matter what the white house is looking to take action. >> the president is going to act. there is executive action that can be taken. >> other groups are getting in on the debate as well. wal-mart originally declined to join the talks with vice- president joe biden. now it will bring ideas to the table. the task force will submit recommendations to president obama by the end of january. >> virginia voters team to support ideas by joe biden and nra. over 92 percent support my aunt -- mandatory background checks. 62 percent saying people owning assault weapons make the nation at more dangerous. 66 percent support placing armed guards in school and have said they protect from crime. >> congressman from northern virginia met to discuss moving fbi headquarters o
. joe biden, he's sealing deals and having a whole lot of fun on the hill. the tape everyone is talking about is coming up. >> hey, mom! >> hey. >> how are you? i'm joe biden. come on, mom. take a chance. ruin your reputation here. >> you're watching politics nation on msnbc. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? maybe you want to incorporate a business. or protect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! >>> have you joined the politics nation conversation on facebook yet? we hope you will. today, our fans had a lot of love for vice president joe biden, especially this moment from yesterday wher
word with lawrence odonnell". >> the nra met its worst nightmare today and his name is joe biden. >> the nra is a friend of freedom. >> i want to thank the national rifle association. >> they do a terrific job. >> we have the craziest people. >> too much weaponry in all the wrong hands. >> but there are also thing that is we know. >> he has a lot of friends on the hill. >> the vice president's task force powwow. >> there is no room. >> not to give an inch of ground. >> there is no room for compromise. >> we have another school shooting in taft, california at the same moment the nra is at the white house. >> they want change it is simple. >> more guns are not the answer. >> no one hunts with an assault rifle. >> the newtown tragedy, tucson and the movie theater massacres. >> is part of what sets america apart from the rest of the world. >> he called for armed guards in schools. >> call me crazy, you sir, are [ bleep ] in the head. >> as vice president joe biden was conducting a meeting at the white house today, a 16-year-old student was shot today when a student walked into the sc
and they plan violence. >> thank you both for being with us. good to see you. coming up now joe biden guaranteed a sweeping firearms ban will that take hold by the end of january? liberals ramping up against american gun owners including a new york city mayoral advocates now likening advocates to child molester autos if you're a convicted child molester, a neighbor might want to know that because you're in your home, but maybe they can hurt someone else, it's a spillover affect. same thing with guns. >> that man you heard from will be here in the studio coming up next. ♪ [ male announcer ] how could a luminous protein in jellyfish, impact life expectancy in the u.s., real estate in hong kong, and the optics industry in germany? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >> well, it looks like
, vice-president joe biden, second in line, and the laughed and joked and a few clips of crazy uncle joe biden, just being biden. >> and what do you want, rather look at you, you look at him. (laughter) >> and drop-- somebody from north dakota i think we're in trouble, right? >> thank you very much. >> thank you so much. >> and still-- you know what time? it's good to see you, man. got need help on that, let me know. look at that guy, still working out. >> sean: i can't help, but ask, how did this happen? anyway with analysis and reaction to this bizarre behavior from the american majority action celia and joe tripe, i may surprise you here, this is just a fact, every family has an uncle joe. everybody. i have them in my family, a couple, and he just is america's uncle joe. the crazy relative that you don't, in this case, ever want to be commander-in-chief. >> sean, all day long they're finding these people, swearing them in and the guy is cracking jokes. i mean, look, we've had vice-presidents-- >> spread your legs to a woman, spread your legs, you're about to be frisked? >> we've had
president joe biden takes on a new round of meetings along with attorney general eric holder. first they'll speak with wildlife and sporting groups at 11:45 this morning. on to gun owner's groups including the nra and representatives from the entertainment industry this evening. kathleen sebelius wills attend some of the meetings. it is a big step for president obama's new gun violence task force launched in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary. but it did not necessarily leave many with high expectations. businesses that sell a lot of guns like walmart will also be in on some meetings. those groups are more likely to be influenced by the nra since they're making a big profit off those firearms. and they do not want to appear too entrenched in the white house's anti-gun push. >>> walmart says after the shooting, guns are now one of their highest-selling items. while it does want to help the administration, when that starts to contradict with sales that's where the help stops. the nra obviously has a lot of money and therefore a lot of power going into these talks but gabby g
to be able to return to the presidency. >> u.s. vice president joe biden said the white house is prepared to use executive orders as well as legislation to tighten gun control. he is leading pro and anti-gun groups as part of a task force on gun violence. >> america has seen mass shootings with frantic response. the makeshift memorial, the politicians promising change. that never happens. as vice president joe biden begins meeting on the issue of gun violence, he says this time it is different. >> every once in awhile, something awakens the conscience of the country. seenis like nothing i've in my career. >> after 26 or killed in a connecticut classroom, gun- control advocates believe america is ready for some regulation. >> the only place where this is a heated, partisan political debate is in halls of congress. it is not among the american people. you hear a lot of cultural noise out there that is represented by polarized extremes -- extremes on either side of this political debate. >> those against regulations are planning a protest to days before the next inauguration, asking gun owne
a long-term friendship with joe biden. they've served together or did serve together for 20-some years in the senate and of course, biden served longer than senator mcconnell and these guys work together very well in the senate and they're working together very well now. it's absolutely the relationship to watch. we've seen the boehner-obama relationship fizzle. we've seen the reid-mcconnell relationship fizzle. there is no relationship to speak of between boehner and pelosi. so these are the two guys to watch and i've always told people, if you want a prediction of when a deal will be cut, wait for mitch mcconnell to release his prediction of what will be in the deal and you'll know the deal is within 24 hours of being made. >> i was waiting on you to recount the conversation that happened between speaker boehner and harry reid in the white house lobby. i'm glad you did not do that even though this is cable. >> it's a family show and now everybody goes to the internet to see what he said. thank you so much. ed o'keefe, jonathan allen, i appreciate you two. >> take care. >>> still to c
, now that joe biden is guaranteed a sweeping air arms ban will that take hold by the end of january? liberals are ramping up against gun owners and this includes former new york city mayoral candidate, likening the second amendment to advocates, to child molester. >> if you're a convicted child molester, a neighbor might want to know that because you're in your home safe, but they could hurt someone else, it's a spillover effect. the same thing with guns. >> sean: man that you heard from, mark reed will be in studio coming up next. every year we pick a new city to explore. but thanks to hotwire, this year we got to take an extra trip. because they get us ridiculously low prices on really nice hotels and car rentals. so we hit boston in the spring-- even caught a game. and with the money we saved, we took a trip to san francisco. you see, hotwire checks the competitions' rates every day so they can guarantee their low prices. so, where to next? how about there? ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e... ♪ hotwire.com >> well, it looks like joe biden is putting gun owners and guns rights advocates on no
's hear what he had to say. joe biden. >> there's a real, very tight window to do this. i committed to him i'd have these recommendations to them by tuesday. it doesn't mean it's the end of the discussion, but the public wants us to act. >> the v.p. also hinted at the consensus he's found in previous meetings. orph educators and gun safety advocates. here's what he talked about. >> there is a surprising, so far, a surprise iing recurrence suggestions that we have universal background checks. not just close the gun, show a loophole but total universal background checks. there's also a good deal of talk about gun safety and what responsibility goes along with gun ownership. >> i've never heard as much about high capacity magazines as i've heard spontaneously that we've heard from every group we've met with so far. >> governor maloy, he's speaking your language, it sounds like. >> i don't want to go into details of it, although some of the details that he just played are what he's talking about. there is more agreement on this amongst many americans. when you say you want gun control, then it
and tonight he signaled he will have proposals by next tuesday. let's hear what he had to say today, joe biden. >> there's a really very tight window to do this. i committed to him i'd have these recommendations to him by tuesday, and it doesn't mean it's the end of the discussion, but the public wants us to act. >> well, the vp also hinted at the consensus he's found so far in previous meetings which have included, as you mentioned, law enforcement, the medical and mental and health communities, educators and gun safety advocates among others and here is what he's talking about. here he is. >> there's a surprising, so far, a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. not just close the gun show loophole, but total universal background checks, including private sales. there's also a good deal of talk about gun safety and what responsibility goes along with gun ownership. i have never quite heard as much talk about the need to do something about high capacity magazines as i have heard spontaneously from every group that we've met with so far. >> governor mall
. or at least half a cliff. in the senate, the vote was 89- 8. get this. vice president joe biden and republican senate minority leader mitch mcconnell negotiated the compromise that permitted the senate vote. the house was tight. 257-167. here are some elements. income tax rates on the wealthy, up. individuals who make more than $$400,000 per year and couples who make more than $450,000 per year. these americans will pay nearly 5% more in income taxes. capital gains taxes and dividend taxes, up. for those same high earners from a current 15% to 20%. income tax rates unchanged for everyone else. the rates stay the same. unchanged. but middle class citizens will take a tax hit. not in income taxes but higher payroll taxes. social security payroll taxes up 2%. on average, an extra $1,000 a year will be paid into social security by workers who make $50,000 per year. the percentage of u.s. households that will feel the pinch from these higher payroll taxes is 77%. question, why did 151 house republicans vote against this bill? why did joe biden strike a compromise with mitch mcconnell? pat buchanan?
-president joe biden prepares to meet with the nra and retailers. >> the recovery begins for redskins quarterback robert griffin iii, after knee surgery. >> and this was inspired to wear a shirt of gold. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> i have one of those on right now underneath this. >> move over, mr. t. >> good morning, washington. it's thursday, january 10. >> we will get straight to meteorologist jacqui jeras. we are excited about the temperatures. >> we will not see a lot of improvement throughout today unfortunately. if we have a northerly wind,shine, and cloudy. overall, it will be mild. we have about two and a half hours for temperatures to continue dropping. it's 47 degrees in the district, 45 in gaithersburg, 43 at dulles, 44 in culpeper. there's a satellite picture. a variable amount oflienouds. there you see be express forecast. temperatures moving into the 50's this afternoon. sixty is around a corner. details on that in a few minutes. now, but the roadwaythe roadways. >> it's quiet from the tra
to be produced that would star the vice president. the petition states that joe biden has a demonstrated ability to bring people together whether at the negotiating table or at the neighborhood diner. the authors are asking the white house to authorize c-span cameras to follow biden around produce a recurring reality show. the petition needs 25,000 signatures by february 3rd to get a response. >> bill: i love. it i'll sign it. i love it. what would it be called? the joe biden story? >> bill: all you have to do is follow joe biden around. >> here comes honey biden. >> the late president richard nixon's 100th birthday will be celebrated in washington tomorrow. the hill reports some 400 people will attend a gala at the mayflower hotel in the ballroom where his inaugural balls were held in '69 and '73. guests include former secretary of state henry kissinger ben stein and pat buchanan. his daughters julie nixon eisenhower and trisha nixon cox will be there. president nixon passed away in 1949 at the age of 81. >> bill: i'm proud to say i have not been invited to that party. >> oh, darn. >> if invite
mcconnell out of desperation calling in joe biden to get this done. when i first came to washington, that is how things got going. this is a good thing, isn't it? >> it was at a critical point when he was able to step in and focused help broker a deal. that is politics in washington. you do not have that kind of political behavior taking place in the house of representatives. there's something really fractured in the house with republicans in the way that they deal with their own leadership. it is not unprecedented. >> with this debt ceiling hanging over us, isn't it time to start rebuilding relationships, nina? >> there are some people who actually know how to do that left? it is not insignificant that these were older members of the senate who actually -- joe biden being a senator for a long time, they got together and they were able to hammer something out. a different kind of pork, tax benefits. it's ugly. it's sausage. in my view, there are a lot of things in this that are unfortunate from a policy point of view. that is we do to make a deal and then everyone just has to get by
. >>> comienza el debate sobre el control de armas encabezado por el vicepresidente joe biden. y no habrÍa mÁs cheques, tendran que inscribirse por internet por recibir su pago. y cÓmo atrapa [ locutor ] ven a tu subway local y prueba el big hot pastrami melt. un sándwich perfeccionado -- lleno de jugosito pastrami, mostaza amarilla, queso derretido, y lo que tú quieras. disfrútalo hoy en tu pan favorito recién horneado -- en tu subway local! subway. come sabroso y fresco. ♪ ♪ >>> el presidente de mÉxico promulgo la ley de vÍctimas, contempla compesar a familias cubriendo costos de salud, y crea un registro nacional de vÍctimas. el tema de control de armas se comenzÓ a discutir hoy al mÁximo nivel, joe biden encabeza una comisiÓn de anÁlisis, y al mismo tiempo el gobernador de nueva york lanza una propuesta al respecto. >>> en su discurso sobre la situaciÓn del estado, el gobernador de nueva york propuso cerrar los vacÍos que existen en las leyes sobre posesiÓn de rifles y armas con cargadores que puedan disparar mÁs de 10 balas. >>> no quiere que sea un estado donde se con
. the obama administration is getting closer to deciding what to do to curb gun violence in the u.s. joe biden is meeting with leaders of the pro-gun lobby. >> images of 6-year-old kid is riddled, not just shocked, riddled with bullet holes. but startling imagery by joe biden as he meets the group said offend gun ownership. the same time, the sound of gunfire echoed from another classroom. a 16-year-old shot and injured in california. another student in custody after a teacher convinced him to put down his gun. >> he had as many as 20 rounds of shotgun in his pocket, so we do not know what might have happened. this is a tragedy but not as bad as we think it might have been. >> that did not change the outcome of this picture of the meeting with the national rifle association. it called the meeting disappointing and plans to take the case to capitol hill, where it has many allies, even though when it comes to giving campaign contributions, the nra is far from the biggest spender, paying about $19 million in the last election. it did not get much for its money. the nra has less than 1% success ra
political and policy battle around the clock. literally, as joe biden would say. in the short term, the outcome looked like a win for president obama and a loss for speaker boehner. did it look that way close up too, susan? >> i think it did. for the speaker it was a very bad week. it's been a bad couple of weeks, i think. it started before they even got to this deal. it started when he tried to lead his conference down a separate path a couple weeks ago and said hey, i think i have an idea how we get around this and he couldn't get enough of his own members to support him. that set him on a path where it started to open the question of whether he could deliver at all. it took him out of the equation. he even said this is now for harry reid and mitch mcconnell to decide and they couldn't either the when they actually did vote on new year's eve it undermined what has been the governing rule of the republicans for the past decade, which is nothing should pass without a majority vote and they didn't have a majority vote, and then immediately turned around to re-elect him speaker. it w
, vice president joe biden kicking off day con of a series of meetings the 16 pennsylvania avenue with a deadline fast approaching to put concrete gun control proposals on the table. today, joe biden meeting with victims of gun violence and leapt tiffs from gun safety groups. now, tomorrow, he sits down by members of gun ownership groups including the controversial national rifle association, walmart also coming to the table as a major gun seller. the vice president will be meeting with representatives of entertainment and gaming video industries. joe biden on the force on this president's task force is trying to create some consensus with the actual goal of recommendations by the end of next month. >> process is designed to get input. and the vice president's group will assess different actions. make recommendations and then the president will decide what he would like to pursue, what he believes is the right course of action. >> of course are the most high-stakes session is tomorrow's sitdown with members of the nra. nra going little reaction in the brief response to the invite.
ordenes ejecutivas. eso le dijo el vice presidente joe biden a victimas y activistas a favor del control de armas. vice presidente joe biden el presidente va a actuar. ordenes ejecutiva o accion ejecutiva que se puedan tomar. no hemos decidido cuales aun, pero estamos recopilando idea con el fiscal general y el gabinete, como tambien sobre accion legislativa que creemos se necesita. la administracion obama indico que es urgente actuar sobre el tema y que hay consenso sobre al menos 5 aspectos. pero defensores al derecho a portar armas insisten que no existen los votos en el congreso para cambiar las leyes y temen que la casa blanca emita ordenes ejecutivas que dejen en bancarrota a muchos vendedores de armas. larry pratt, gun owners of america si no pueden pasarlo en el congreso, claro,1 presidente si no tiene preocupaciones de reeleccion puede escribir ordfenes, y temo que va a hacerlo, va a hacerlo en contra de la ley, en contra de la constitucion, posiblemente prohibiendo la venta de armas pequenas, o armas largas como escopetas o rifles." este jueves la asociacion nacional del rifle
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.m. on thursday. >> watching washington with vice-president joe biden. >> let's get the latest are your weather forecast, good morning >> good morning it is freezing in some spots. we're picking up light rain for the san mateo county coast line. heavier rain is being produced over the santa cruz mountains above 1,500 ft.. we're seeing a dusting of white snow. satellite and radar pictures show we still have some showers sitting off shore. it will start to taper off and the cover over the ocean as we head into lunchtime. cold air pushing and with this cold front and it looks like it will continue for the next several days. a freeze advisory and frost advisory goes into effect of the bay area on settle weather continues into the weekend. i'll talk about your we can't hide it or else we can see some snow coming up and my next report. >> highway 80 westbound not looking so good this morning. we have a house by castro that is working for an hour now. this is 580 west was right at the castro valley exit. the far right lane is called off, it is a car fire at happened after 5:00 this morning. as you wor
leon panetta held an elaborate ceremony for karzai yesterday. >>> vice president joe biden and the national rifle association are clashing over gun control proposals. they met at the white house yesterday with the nra saying it will strongly defend the second amendment right to own guns. later on today, the vice president holds his third day of meetings his task force. he is sitting down with makers of violent video games. the fcc is out with a new report about the 911 outages that hit our area after the june derecho. >> reporter: 77 emergency call centers serving more than 3.6 customers in six states lost phone connections including information on call locations. virginia was one of the states hit particularly hard with most of its 911 centers experiencing partial or complete outages for several days. >> what happened during the derecho must never happen again. >> reporter: the disruption was called unacceptable. the recommendations for rear sizen to address include maintaining adequate central office backup power, having reliable network monitoring systems and conducting
. that helps. >>> speaking of big headlines. one of the guys in the headlines, vice president joe biden some pet petitioning he ought to have a hollywood reality show so we can follow him around washington. >> a lot of people have signed this petition and i'm all for it. >> and the baseball hall of fame, no one got nominated and wondering if it's about steroids. >> bottom line, we're not talking about finances. americans these days are sitting around more than ever at home and work and tv and computer. you're probably doing it right now. we will tell you why it can be so bad for your health. >>> there's a new miss usa. you didn't miss the pageant. just that the first runner up is moving up now that the winner became miss universe. we'll meet her just ahead. >> in the news this morning, hospitals across the u.s. are jammed with flu patients in one of the worst flu seasons ever. boston has the clairdeclared any and doctors say it is not too late to get a flu shot. >>> vice president joe biden is hosting a second day of meetings to prevent gun violence. today, he meets with the nra and other gu
of this debate you fall, that the president is going to act. >> what will joe biden say when he meets with the nra at tomorrow's meeting? >>> minutes from now, new york's governor andrew cuomo will announce a proposed ban on assault weapons. >>> and he's now a cover boy. new jersey's governor gracing "time" magazine. >> one thing i hope everyone in america now clearly understands, new jersey, both republicans and democrats, will never stand silent when our citizens are being short changed. >>> developing now in lower manhattan, piers are reopening after dozens are injured today when a ferry boat made a hard landing during the rush hour commute. >>> and back in the swing of things at the state department, but look how hillary clinton responds when asked if she's looking forward to retirement. >> i don't know if that's the word i would use, but certainly stepping off the very fast track for a little while. >> and what's missing from this picture? we'll discuss. good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. from joe biden at the white house to chris christie in new jersey, andrew cuo
jonathon lip nicky learned about life? but first, what is joe biden up to now? about 13 hot pockets. he loves his hot pockets. >>> shut up. so every now and then we see a-vee trailer that catches our eye. then we think, hey, i think we could do it better. sit back and enjoy "red eye"'s re-do of" promise land." >>- q. i let -- >> let me guess, 40, married, marketing, two ids c. two kids. >> you want to see a dance? it is $100. >> this town will put it to a vote in three weeks. >> you will never get what you came to take from me. >> you are a good man, steve. i just wish you weren't doing this. >> it looks like a pretty amazing film. >> i don't understand what i just saw. >> then it worked. is our constitution a monstrostitotion? the reason our government seems broken is the very thing our nation's laws are based on. that would be the constitution for michael ian black who probably didn't know that. a professor blames, coat, assistance on the constitution with all of the archaic ideosyncratic and writing, quote, our obsession with the constitution saddled us with a dysfunctional political
big breaking story right now, vice president joe biden talking with video game representatives about gun control, the last meeting before delivering the president his recommendations on tuesday. but the headline today is the nra's reaction or post-reaction to the meeting held with vice president joe biden. will the white house attempt to go around the nra to get legislation on the table? >>> michael and mia are keeping an eye on their inventory. they're always ready for customers who order seed bombs from their company visual lingu lingual. strong relationships with suppliers helps them maintain a balanced inventory. what can we do with a brand new year, and a room that needs refreshing? we can work with a new collection of carpet that proves durable can be softer than ever. we can get for less and spread that softness even further. turns out, we can do even more than we thought we could. because this is the year of doing. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. roll out the new year with free whole home basic carpet installation on three rooms or more. >>> comin
has been invited to meet with the biden task force, so that joe biden and his group reaching out to try to at least touch base with, of course, the most vigorous and best organized opponents of any kind of gun lobby. >> it would be shock if anything they didn't. they're not going to have a chance if there isn't an effort to reach out the nra and see if there is any possibility of common ground, and if there's not, there's not. i'm struck by what could be different. during the whole assault weapons ban, yes, there is always in some of the things that victims -- that the victim families can get involved in a way that can move political debate, but it was still, i would argue, still sort of a political debate that wasn't personal. the newtown families, gabby giffords and mark kelly, folks in aurora, i -- you know, the power of these victims' families that could have on this political debate don't underestimate them. >> i know he was a hero to both of you. first to you. chuck todd, this is such a horrible loss. talk to me about what it takes and what that book means to all of us. >>
president joe biden announced he and his gun violence task force members will make the recommendations to president obama by next tuesday. right now, they're holding what could be a showdown meeting with the nra and other gun owner groups. it comes after the nra's president lashed out at president obama in a new internet radio interview. >> i think they're being disingenuous. i think they have seen this as an opportunity to go after the 2nd amendment which they have wanted to do for years. >>> also breaking, the atlantic pastor to deliver the benediction at president obama's second term inauguration is announcing to withdraw from the ceremony amid questions of an anti-gay sermon he gave in the mid-'90s. >> if you look at the counsel of the word of the god, you come quickly to the conclusion that homosexuality is not an alternate lifestyle. it is not just a sexual preference. it is not gay. but homosexuality is sin. >> the presidential inaugural committee issued a statement saying, quote, we were not aware of pastor giglio's past comments at the time of his collection and they don't ref
has affirmed president obama's re-election. vice president joe biden redied over and announced the valleys. the final count was president obama 332, and republican mitt romney 206. here's is that session. it is about 30 minutes. >> the senators and house of represents are to count the votes of the states for president and vice president of the united states. after ascertainment has been had they will count the votes. the parties of the two houses will take their place at the clerk's desk. >> the tellers will read the portions of the certificate pppings our regular form will read the votes by each state beginning with alabama. >> the certificate of alabama and it appears from that mitt romney received nine votes for president and paul ryan of the state of wisconsin received nine votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the vote of the state of alaska. it appears that mitt romney of the commonwealth of massachusetts received three votes for president and paul ryan received three votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vot
at the white house blasting vice president joe biden and the gun task force. >> we have a profound disagreement with this administration, first of all on what would make a difference. i don't think there's in lack of concern about dealing with the problem. i think there's a very different view as to what the problem is and how to solve it. vice president biden who is expected to put out proposals early next week will wrap up several meetings with a sit-down with reps from the video gaming industry and the focused on yesterday's face to face. we were disappointed with how little this meeting has to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the second amendment, biden trying to shut it down. >> i think we can do a great deal without in any way imposing on or i am pinging on the rights of the second amendment. >> what is the real strategy behind the invitation to the nra? a headline reports the administration is trying an end run around the gun lobby. will the task force do little else than help the white house's end game and hurt the nra brand? >> if you
's council at this moment headed by joe biden, possible gun control measures. they include universal background checks for anyone who buys a gun, a national database for all gun sales and movement of guns, strengthening mental health checks at the gun purchase site, tougher penalties for carrying guns near schools and tougher penalties for giving guns to minors. could you go along with all of that? >> well, let me say it this way. north dakota has the highest rate of gun ownership in the country and the lowest rate of gun violence. >> so is that a no? >> i'm not going to comment on what's in a "washington post" story. i want to see the proposal but i'm a staunch supporter of the second amendment, but i also believe that we need to do things that will prevent what happened at sandy hook elementary. when i was -- >> gun control that you're talking about? >> i think you need to look at everything in the mix, but i'm not a big believer that this is a one-size-fits-all solution, and we absolutely need to have a balanced approach and then we need to live in reality. what can you actually g
with joe biden. white house meetings on gun control that they previously said they were too scheduled to be a part of. a change of tune there. >>> and then also on your right-hand side of the screen, a ferry crash. it happened at a dock this morning in lower manhattan, and at least 50 people at this point are reported hurt. we've got another deadline looming as well in our nation's capital. this one having nothing to do with deficits or budgets or cliff. after newtown, president obama asked vice president biden to come up with concrete steps to curb gun violence and said, quote, no later than january. so right now in the eisenhower executive office building, which is right next door to the white house, joe biden is sitting down with gun violence victims and gun safety groups. and our dan lothian is watching all of this closely. this all seems to be unfolding fairly quickly, certainly by washington standards. so do we know at this point where the joe biden group is heading in terms of policy, or is it an open book? >> reporter: well, you know, to some extent, it is an open book. and yo
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